Satellite image of India on Diwali

Hoax: This beautiful satellite image of India on Diwali night, taken by NASA from space, made the countrymen astonished. People shared it in large numbers to show off to the world how beautiful the country looks, all lit up and bright.

Reality: NASA officials confirmed that the image was collected by VIIRS to show the change in night illumination during the period of 1992-2003. It was originally developed to illustrate the growth in population in the country.

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